Sunday, December 20, 2015


Swedish word of the season. Julgran. Christmas Tree. Made by Vattenfall, it stands on the roof at the Biofuel Power Plant in Jordbro. Oh, and I tried a new technique here. Reducing noise using median blending. So to get less noise I shot four photos with the silent zoom lens after first consulting with my friend Jim, and reading an article at Peta Pixel. I shot this hand-held at maximum zoom standing on a pedestrian bridge at 1/40 and 400 ISO.


Mersad said...

Really nicely framed. Love straight compositions like this one.

Mersad Donko Photography

s.c said...

I must say very sharp and that on the largest zoom stand. Nice.

Lowell said...

Very cool shot, but that poor tree looks rather spindly like a good wind would blow it north to the Pole!

Bob Crowe said...

That is a dramatic and somewhat ironic image. I have never heard of the technique and will check the link. If I am shooting handheld, I use ISO 1600, 3200 or 6400 as needed, then fix the noise with software. Both Topaz's and Macphun's products work very well.

William Kendall said...

Terrific composition on this one.